1 . The Shanghai Disneyland theme park officially reopens to the public on May 11, 2020. During the initial reopening period, the majority of Shanghai Disneyland’s attractions, rides, shows and shopping, accommodation and dining locations will resume operations, with controlled attendance. Some interactive attractions and experiences, such as children play areas, and theater shows will remain closed.
Guests shall obey the following requirements when Shanghai Disneyland reopens:
1. Purchase dated admission tickets for Shanghai Disneyland online, as on-site sales will not be available. Annual Pass holders must make a reservation for their visit date and time on-line before their visit to the park.
2. Provide basic personal information for each guest visiting the park, including name, phone number and ID number via Shanghai Disney’s official website after purchasing a ticket and before arriving at the park. A Shanghai Disneyland Reservation QR Code will be provided after the success submission of the required identification information, and guests will be required to present the code before entering the theme park.
3. Undergo temperature screening procedures upon arrival.
4. Wear a mask during the entire visit to the park except when dining.
【小题1】Which of the following is closed during the initial reopening period?
|A．The theater.||B．The shop.||C．The restaurant.||D．The hotel.|
【小题2】What is mentioned about the Annual Pass holders in the text?
|A．They needn’t provide basic personal information.||B．They can enter the theme park at any time.|
|C．They can’t use the Annual Pass at present.||D．They have to book the visit in advance.|
【小题3】What is a must during the visit?
|A．Arriving on time.||B．Wearing a mask.|
|C．Bringing food and water.||D．Being accompanied with friends.|
2 . Richard Dermer is a pizza shop owner. But he is better known for his hobby. As a extraordinary kite collector, people are impressed by kites covering the walls from all over the world when they walk into his pizza shop.
Dermer worked at Hideaway. He bought the pizza shop in 1960. Then, in 1970, his game-partner and manager at Hideaway was the first to market the Japanese version of the game Go in the United States. It was this game that led Dermer to kites, and from there he took off—eventually becoming president of the American Kiefliers Association.
Dermer now has a huge kite collection. He told Collectors Weekly, “Initially, I was a novice, but I enjoyed learning, trying to acquire more about kites. And the more I got into kite festivals and collecting kites, the more I discovered and the deeper the subject became.”
What Dermer’s collection and hobby brings to the United States is an international perspective and history on kite flying. In India, for example, kite flying is a fierce, sometimes violent sport, while in Thailand, kite battles reflect the war of the sexes between men and women. Kites were used in World War II, to distract German planes and for target practice.
When Dermer started stunt kite (特技风筝), it was pretty new. All the kites were triangular, and they all looked the same. But soon with his efforts, that changed. People could see kites of all shapes, sizes and colors flying in the sky. During the 1980s and 1990s kites went through quite a developmental stage where they were getting better and better as new lighter, stronger materials were being developed. Dermer even set up the new rules for judging these stunt kite competitions, which take into account how much control the flier has, and the difficulty of the moves.
【小题1】What is Richard Dermer’s occupation?
|A．A plane pilot.||B．A food businessman.|
|C．A kite seller.||D．A sales manager.|
【小题2】What does the underlined word “novice” in paragraph 3 mean?
|A．Advanced person.||B．Learned person.|
|C．Inexperienced person.||D．Well-known person.|
【小题3】What can we learn about the kites from paragraph 4?
|A．Kites are not popular in the USA.||B．Flying kites is illegal in Thailand.|
|C．Kites played a part in World War II.||D．Flying kites is an interesting sport in India.|
【小题4】With the efforts of Richard Dermer, kites became ________.
3 . To me, Shakespeare is a bit of a touchy subject in the theatre industry. I believe Shakespeare’s plays to be the most challenging in terms of language. When you have challenging language, then understanding the plot and topics will become a challenge as well. It’s like a chain. If you don’t understand it from the start, it makes things hard later on and people tend to give up on it. Regardless of all of this, I believe Shakespeare is important in the sense that it’s where true theatre started. William Shakespeare is a name everyone knows regardless of whether you enjoy his works or not.
Many high schools or colleges put on at least one Shakespeare play every few years and I like that. I think it’s important to expose students to plays that are a bit more challenging than they used to be. Of course. it’s not easy to understand these plays but then think about the people who act in those plays. When acting, you have to understand your character and not only that, you need to completely know everything going on around you as well. So to understand the script (剧本) is one thing. but to act in a Shakespeare play is a whole another thing. How about memorizing the lines? That’s one of the hardest things actors have to get through. It is such heightened language that it’s almost like learning a foreign language. Shakespeare is tough and that’s what I think I love it the most. The challenge is understanding. Once you have that then you have room to play with it.
Therefore, if people walked into a Shakespeare play with more of an open mind, their experience would be so much better. There is a large amount of exploration and discovery in his plays and the experience can be really satisfying. It’s hard stuff, but it’s fascinating and we should be embracing it.
【小题1】What’s the biggest challenge in understanding Shakespeare’s plays?
|A．The challenging language.||B．The variety of its topic.|
|C．The complicated plot.||D．The memorable characters.|
【小题2】What’s the author’s attitude towards putting on Shakespeare’s plays at colleges?
【小题3】What does the text suggest people do when enjoying Shakespeare’s plays?
|A．Act them out.||B．Remember the lines in them.|
|C．Learn Shakespeare’s language.||D．Enjoy them with an open mind.|
【小题4】What is the text mainly about?
|A．The characteristics of Shakespeare’s plays.|
|B．The plots and topics of Shakespeare’s plays.|
|C．The importance and way of enjoying Shakespeare’s plays.|
|D．The stress from performing Shakespeare’s plays.|